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    Hi Ginna...........
    I started having problems with my right knee in 2006. It felt like someone had stuck a knife in it; a hot, burning sensation. The x-rays showed a torn meniscus and lots of osteoarthritis. I had surgery for the meniscus and it made it worse. In my situation, it was bone on bone with no hope of PT or shots, (I tried both) doing any good. I retired early (2006) because of my knee and ended up having to wait for 2 years for the surgery I needed. I was a Family & Consumer Education Teacher, which meant keeping up with students ages 12 to 18 and being able to get on the floor for quilting projects, shopping for Food's Labs, being able to climb into a bus for field trips, etc. It broke my heart, but I had to retire. I just couldn't do it physically. In 2008, I had a knee replacement. I have NEVER been sorry. I did all of the exercises I needed to do before the surgery to remain strong and this made the PT in the hospital a breeze. I had some pain from the surgery itself, but it was NOTHING compared to the bone on bone pain caused by the osteoarthritis. I am NOT encouraging you to have surgery at this stage, but I am saying that if at some point you do have to have it, I am sure that there have been advances that are even better than what I had.
    76 days ago
    RE KNEE: Saw your friend's comment re: knee. My DH tore his meniscus, but with polychromatic light therapy and lots of resting of knee, he managed to heal it before surgery was required. Very hard to heal tears in the knee due to low level of blood circulation in that joint and blood carries the things body needs to repair. DH is now very cautious with knee and does light therapy daily to stay ahead of any further problems.

    Hope you heal successfully. Be careful. HUGS
    76 days ago
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    Hey there! Thanks for stopping by.
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  • v VHAYES04
    Sorry about the death of your niece. Prayers for everyone.
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    Thank you for the goodie of green tea.
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